ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Libraries and booksellers will not have to scramble to find copies of the Newbery and Caldecott winners this year; both are on bestseller lists and in stock at wholesalers.

For all the winners, including Honor books and other awards, see the official press release.


The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – (2009-09-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316013560 / 9780316013567

EarlyWord Kid’s contributor, Lisa Von Drasek was an early proponent; see her review on The Barnes and Noble Review.


When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books – (2009-07-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0385737424 / 9780385737425


Going Bovine
Libba Bray
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers – (2009-09-22)
ISBN / EAN: 0385733976 / 9780385733977

Coretta Scott King

John Steptoe Award for New Talent

The Rock and the River
Kekla Magoon
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Aladdin – (2009-01-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1416975829 / 9781416975823


Charles R. Smith for:

My People
Langston Hughes
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Ginee Seo Books – (2009-01-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1416935401 / 9781416935407

See Lisa Von Drasek’s essay about Langston Hughes’ books for children. It includes both the winner and the Honor book, The Negro Speaks of Rivers.


Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades)
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Retail Price: $17.95
Library Binding: 40 pages
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books – (2009-11-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0822567644 / 9780822567646

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